Adjunct Faculty


Adjunct Faculty

The following information serves to establish standardized criteria for designating and maintaining academic appointments for non-salaried adjunct faculty.

Online Application


Adjunct Assistant Professor

  • Has served as a preceptor for at least 2 years (may include up to 1 year of experience during residency or fellowship training)
  • Agrees to provide annual availability for student rotations
  • Precepts, on average, a minimum of 3 students annually.  (Note that if student load falls below an average of 3 students annually, the individual may still maintain his/her appointment, as long as availability for a minimum of 3 students annually was provided.)  Exception to student load will be considered if the candidate provides > 2 hours of didactic teaching within the curriculum or coordinates an elective course.
  • Demonstrates evidence of effective teaching and student interaction
  • Demonstrates commitment to profession by holding membership in at least one national professional organization and their state association

Adjunct Associate Professor

  • Has provided experiential training for students for at least 5 years (may include up to 1 year of experience during residency or fellowship training)
  • Demonstrates leadership and contributes to the professional practice and teaching beyond his/her practice site, with recognition by peers at the local or state level
  • Demonstrates further commitment to the College's teaching mission by engaging in one or more of the following:
    1. Serves on a College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences committee or task force
    2. Participates in student recruitment and/or admissions interview process
    3. Publications or other scholarly endeavors
    4. Precepts, on average, 5 or more students annually

Adjunct Professor

  • Meets all Adjunct Associate Professor criteria
  • Demonstrates leadership and contributions to the profession recognizable at the state and national level, including contributions to peer-reviewed literature

Application and Promotion Process

Adjunct Assistant or Adjunct Associate Professor Appointment
Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest specifying which academic rank appointment he/she is requesting a review. Applicants should also use this letter to briefly outline their qualifications for the specific appointment he/she is seeking. Applicants should submit their letter of intent and current curriculum vitae to Dr. Paige Brown through the online application.

Submissions will be reviewed by the Experiential Programs Advisory Committee (EPAC) at the next scheduled meeting (typically this committee meets quarterly). The EPAC will vote on the appointment and the Experiential Education Office will forward recommendations for appointments or promotions to the Department of Pharmacy Practice Chair, who will review the recommendations and forward for final approval to the Dean's office.

Adjunct Professor
Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest specifying their interest in an appointment or promotion to the academic rank of Adjunct Professor. The candidate's letter must be accompanied by a current copy of his/her curriculum vitae. In addition a candidate seeking this level of appointment must have a letter of support by a current Department of Pharmacy Practice faculty member. The letter of intent and curriculum vitae may be submitted electronically as noted above for adjunct assistant and associate appointments. The letter of support should be forwarded by the faculty member directly to Dr. Paige Brown at [email protected]. These documents will be reviewed by the EPAC and recommendation for appointment or promotion will be forwarded to the Department of Pharmacy Practice Chair, who will review the recommendation and forward for final approval to the Dean's office.

Duration of Appointments

Adjunct faculty appointments will be assigned for a 3-year term.


Adjunct faculty appointments will be tracked by the Experiential Education Office. Individual appointees will be notified approximately three months prior to the expiration date of their appointment. These individuals will be required to submit a notice stating they are interested in continuing their appointment and attach a copy of their current curriculum vitae. The EPAC will review the appointee's status based on the criteria. The Director of Experiential Programs will send notice to the Department of Pharmacy Practice Chair and Dean that reappointment should be granted for another three years (or lesser term where appropriate).

If the EPAC finds the appointee's status no longer meets the criteria for their current appointment, the Experiential Education Office will notify the appointee and discuss areas that need to be addressed and determine a target date for addressing such items prior to reconsideration for re-appointment.

Termination of Appointment

Termination of appointment may be initiated by request of the adjunct faculty member or by CPHS

Potential reasons for termination include:

  • Failure to submit notice and curriculum vitae upon request for re-appointment
  • Failure to adhere to appointment criteria 
  • An adjudicated violation of the rules and regulations set forth by the state licensure board 
  • A substantiated grievance lodged against the appointee by a student, colleague, or patient which jeopardizes the appointee's suitability to serve as adjunct faculty.

The termination process will be reviewed by the Department Chair and final approval of termination noted by the Dean. Notification of termination will be provided to the individual by letter from the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Individuals whose appointment is terminated due to either the first or second item above may still serve as preceptors for CPHS.